Teachers need easy ways to facilitate collaboration inside and outside of their classrooms. Whether they’re looking to get students together for a brainstorming session or a creative project, trying to enable real-time feedback on assignments or just simply sharing course materials, it makes sense to give educators the tools they need to manage their classrooms. There are now a host of options for collaboration out there. Many support the use of tablets in the classroom and are available for download as an app. Others are solely web-based and can be used anywhere and from any device.
Fortunately, there are a lot of free tools available to K-12 schools. Most of which have the option of being deployed at the classroom level or school-wide depending upon your need. This roundup focuses on tools that are free to sign up for. If you do choose to deploy a solution district-wide, you will probably have to pay a fee, but everything on this list is free for a teacher to register for and begin using today.
Take a look at these eight free collaboration tools and let us know what you think. Have you used any of these in your classroom? Is there anything we should add to the list?